Living Options for First Time Freshman

Living Options Guide

FTF Options

The majority of our first-time freshmen (FTF) live in suite type arrangements. We also do have a number of apartments with full kitchens for our first-time freshmen. Students will be able to choose from a variety of living areas and room types offered within that area. Descriptions of the living areas and room types are provided below.

Options Note

Even though we have different floor plans in the suites, students can only select a single or double occupancy bedroom and not how many live in the suite.

Living Learning Communities

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Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) offer a unique living and learning environment. Nine different academic themes offer students the opportunity of living with peers with similar academic interests and taking core classes together. Out of class activities and assistance, like study groups and field trips, build on the strong in-class relationships. Within the FIG living area, there is the option of a Substance Free Living environment. Join FIG and experience increased peer, residential staff and faculty support, the hallmark of FIG..

Freshman Year Experience (FYE) is a unique environment offering students in the year-long University 150A/B “Identity and Global Challenge,” the opportunity of living together, fostering extensive interaction among fellow students, faculty, residential staff and peer leaders. Out of class activities might include faculty dinners, field trips, FYE-based study groups, movie nights. A Faculty in Residence offers the most unique opportunity for student-faculty interaction. Students live in Sauvignon Village in the Grenache Building

MOSAIC (Making Our Space for an Inclusive Community) is a new community intentionally focused on appreciating the diversity in perspectives and life experiences of its residents. If you are a new freshman interested in living and learning in a multicultural community, then this will be the place you will want to live. Residents will enroll in at least two classes together in fall and spring semester that will explore the numerous aspects of diversity and social justice including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social status, religion, and abilities. Students will engage in service learning activities and field trips. Mixed-gender housing and gender-neutral options are available within the MOSAIC living community.

Interest Communities

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The Adventure Living area is for students interested in actively pursuing adventurous outside activities and taking reasonable risks. It is geared for students interested in exploring the many points of interest in the Bay area.Click for additional Adventure Living information.

If you are interested in exercise, eating healthy, being mind, body, and spiritual fit, then the Healthy Living Area is for you. Click for additional Healthy Living information.

The Frosh Seawolf Experience is a living area for freshmen with no pre-determined themes or commitments. The residents decide for themselves what university and residential community programs and events that they want to attend and get involved in. Click for additional Seawolf Experience information.

Sauvignon Co-Op residents live together and all help to create, plan, and implement social and educational programs for their building communities. These various cooperative communities will be built around specific themes, i.e. Academic Success, Environmental Sustainability, Expressive Arts, Healthy Living, Leadership, and Life Skills. Click for additional Sauvignon Co-Op information.

Suite and Room Type Accommodations

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The Double Suite consists of two double occupancy bedrooms with a bathroom and living room. The vanity and sink, toilet room and shower are all separate. Each space includes a bed, dresser, desk, closet, and desk chair. The living room is furnished with one sofa, one lounge chair, coffee table, end table, and a 2.9 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer. Double suites could also have layouts with of 4 or 5 bedrooms.

A single suite consists of two single bedrooms with private entrances sharing a connected bathroom. The single room in the Gravenstein shares a bathroom with four other individuals. The single rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, closet, dresser, and refrigerator/freezer combo.

Each Cabernet apartment has two double occupancy bedrooms, a bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. The apartments also have a patio or balcony and large storage closet. These apartments are fully furnished with beds, desks, dressers, chairs, couch, two end tables, coffee table, easy chair, dining room table and four chairs

The Sauvignon apartments have four bedrooms and four baths, offering private bedrooms and baths but give students the opportunity to share a living room and kitchen area with others. This Village will be a mixture of first time freshman, new transfers, and returning residents. Each apartment is fully furnished with sofa, two chairs, tables, dining room, table and chairs for six, a full kitchen with gas range and oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator, and microwave oven. Bedrooms are each furnished with one or two beds, desk, chair, bookcase, and dresser. The apartments also have a covered balcony or patio, bookcase and/or nightstand, and dresser. Single rooms have both bookcase and nightstand.